✔ For students in years 7-11

What real-world education problem could you solve using technology? How can you give children in the developing world the same access to education as you have in the UK? What could you design using technology to help them? Taking into account the way you’ve had to change your learning this year, could you think of any ideas on how to make remote learning more fun and engaging? How could you take advantage of cutting edge technology, such as AI, Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality to help you do this?

Teaching – What will the classroom of the future look like? Will we even need classrooms in the future? How can technology change the role of the teacher? How can we ensure all students are taught in a way that enables them to achieve their full potential?

Home learners – What experiences have you had learning from home, and what have you learnt from this.

Learning – How will technology change the way you learn? How can the learning experience be made more engaging and interesting? How can technology help to make sure that all students regardless of socio-economic background and geographic location, have access to the best education has to offer? e.g. How can you study with the best Maths teacher in the world if they teach in Australia?

What will you create?

Remember you can look at different ways of learning, outside/inside/beyond school. And you can contact companies, universities and colleges for support and advice.

These resources may be helpful:

Course Builder
Course Builder is Google’s experimental first step in the world of online education. It packages the software and technology used to build the Power Searching with Google online course. Students and teachers can use it to create online courses, whether they’re for 10 students or 100,000 students. You might want to create anything from an entire high school or university offering to a short how-to course on your favourite topic. Course Builder contains software and instructions for presenting your course material, which can include lessons, student activities, and assessments. It also contains instructions for using other Google products to create a course community and to evaluate the effectiveness of your course. To use Course Builder, you should have some technical skills at the level of a webmaster. In particular, you should have some familiarity with HTML and JavaScript.

Websites to inspire projects
Google Apps Marketplace – Education
Google Art Project
Google Earth for Educators
Education@Google talks on YouTube

Ideas around the future of education and technology

Edudemic – 40 ways education technology will be used in the future
Envisioning the future of education technology